Reviews for Consider the Platypus

Honored and humbled by response to my first book, Consider the Platypus: Evolution through Biology’s Most Baffling Beasts, available now wherever books are sold:


“Victoria the T. rex” now open in AZ

“Victoria” is a newly discovered T. rex specimen, the second largest and most complete known to science (after Sue, at the Field Museum). I had the great honor and joy of developing the touring exhibition around her, open now at the Arizona Science Center. Check out the suuuuper flashy trailer for the exhibtion, Victoria the T. rex, below:


Consider the Platypus up for Pre-Order

This is happening! Consider the Platypus: Evolution through Biology’s Most Baffling Beasts drops August 27th.

Pre-order now: at Amazon if you must, Barnes and Noble, or at your local bookstore via indiebound [www.indiebound.org/book/9780316418393].

Tell your libraries! And schools! And anyone who wonders or wants to know more about how we all got here.

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Deepest thanks to Hachette, Black Dog and Leventhal, and all those folks who helped make this happen. You are good creatures.

 


If All Water Were Blood

I’m honored to finally have this piece in print, after having read and kneaded and baked it for years now. Thank you yet again to the powerful people of Paper Darts.

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Consider the Platypus

…Is the actual, updated name of my aforementioned and forthcoming illustrated nonfiction book for adults and curious kids. Sneak peeks soon! Stay tuned.


Evolution Book on the Books

I’m pleased to [pass along this] announce[ment awkwardly screengrabbed months ago from Publisher’s Marketplace]

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Broadcast Know-It-All

Ready your ears to get SCHOOLED, folks, ’cause I’m playing Fact Checker on Season 3 of the Tell Me Something I Don’t Know Podcast (starring Freakonomic’s Stephen Dubner)!

First Minneapolis episode: “Three Sheets to the Wind” with special guest John Moe. They named they episode after one of my facts! And about all the drunk talk featured in the episode.

Second Minneapolis episode: “Creature Comforts” with special guest Krista Tippet. That one has a lot of sex talk.

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